Elections

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Elections 6th May 2021

In 2020, the pandemic forced legislation to reschedule the elections to 6th May 2021, the law provides for this but due to the unpredicatability of the current pandemic the Prime Minister has stated they will obviously have to keep it under review. For more information: Upcoming elections | Electoral Commission

Why not become a Town Councillor?

Local councils can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run them. We need councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged – from all backgrounds and experiences to reflect all our local communities within Daventry.

If you are passionate about the community you live in and want to make the Town a better place for everyone to live and work in, being a councillor is how you can make that difference.

So if you...

  • Want to do something positive for your community
  • Can think, listen and act locally
  • Want to make a difference

This could be the role for you!

It is an extremely rewarding position to represent your local community. All councils are led by elected councillors who help set out the towns vision and direction for the future. Town councillors give their time freely and focus on the following:

1. Getting involved locally: Councillors have responsibilities towards their residents and community, their experience and expertise, helps shape and develop the Town to make it a better place for everyone to live and work

2. Decision-making: Councillors set the annual budget, and then, by attending meetings and committees with other elected members (these are currently via Zoom during the current covid-19 pandemic), decide where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.

3. Monitoring: Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping a watchful eye on the Town, identifying its needs and opportunities.

Daventry is split into 4 wards - North, Central, East and West. Although the position is unpaid it is so rewarding in so many ways.

So if you want to serve your community, if you are passionate about what happens in your local area and you want to make a difference to help shape the future of our town for the better then apply today.

Quotes from various councillors in a light green box

1. Getting involved locally: Councillors have responsibilities towards their residents and community, their experience and expertise, helps shape and develop the Town to make it a better place for everyone to live and work

2. Decision-making: Councillors set the annual budget, and then, by attending meetings and committees with other elected members (these are currently via Zoom during the current covid-19 pandemic), decide where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.

3. Monitoring: Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping a watchful eye on the Town, identifying its needs and opportunities.

Daventry is split into 4 wards - North, Central, East and West. Although the position is unpaid it is so rewarding in so many ways.

So if you want to serve your community, if you are passionate about what happens in your local area and you want to make a difference to help shape the future of our town for the better then apply today.

Want to know more?

People thinking about becoming a candidate or acting as an agent for either of these elections is urged to attend an online briefing session on Wednesday, 3 March, from 5.30pm. Those wishing to attend should email: electoralservices.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call 01327 302326. The session will be recorded and available on YouTube later for those unable to attend.

For more information including eligibility, requirements and the nomination process please read our simple guide:

For more in-depth information click on the link below:


Nomination Forms

To download a copy of the Nomination Form click on the link below:

Nomination papers - Parish Elections England - must be printed off (DOC) | Electoral Commission

This form has to be printed out, completed and delivered by hand, to the Elections Office, Daventry District council, Lodge Road, Daventry between 30th March and 8th April 2021.

NOTE: The closing date for applications is 4pm on Thursday 8th April 2021. Nomination forms received after 4pm on the 8th April will NOT be accepted.

Last updated: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:49